Do you think that a museum is boring and absolutely incompatible with an interesting holiday? And no! There are quite a few expositions in the world that can surprise visitors, and sometimes cause them fear and loathing. Where are the most unusual museums in the world and what do their exhibits look like?
Capuchin Catacombs (Palermo, Italy)Capuchin Catacombs is a cemetery museum with about 8,000 mummified bodies.
The Capuchin Catacombs are a cemetery museum with about 8,000 mummified bodies. In the huge room, the most real embalmed corpses of women, men, children, monks, politicians and other characters sit, stand, hang and form frightening compositions. The most popular among visitors is the body of Rosalia Lombardo, a girl who died of pneumonia at the age of two years at the beginning of the 20th century and was perfectly preserved thanks to the efforts of a local doctor.
Museum of Witchcraft (Cornwall, England)Here are items dedicated to black magic and witchcraft.
In the small town of Boscastle in Foggy Albion there is an unusual exhibition, which contains subjects dedicated to black magic and witchcraft. It was founded by the famous British occultist Cecil Williamson, who during the Second World War was the director of the center for the study of occult rituals of British intelligence (yes, not only the Third Reich was interested in otherworldly forces). The museum presents various charms, ritual knives, crystal balls, books about the worship of Satan, bunches of dried herbs and many other exhibits.
Phallus Museum (Reykjavik, Iceland)This museum presents more than 300 genitals of male mammals.
In one of the most unusual museums of the world, located in the capital of Iceland, about 300 genitals of male mammals are exposed. The largest exhibit is the blue whale's penis - its length is 170 cm and its weight is 70 kg, and the smallest one is the hamster phallus only 2 mm long, so it should be viewed under a magnifying glass. And also there is a hall of casts of man’s merits of the national handball team, a funny exposition of crafts made by local craftsmen dedicated to the main theme, as well as a kiosk where you can buy a small souvenir of understandable form.
Museum of Lie (Küritz, Germany)Unusual museum, in which all the exhibits are fakes
The motto of this museum says "Do not believe your eyes", which absolutely accurately describes its essence - all the exhibits are just fake. His director claims that they got him from the great-granddaughter of Baron Munchhausen, but it is extremely difficult to believe in it. Among the exhibits are a flying plane-rug, Hitler’s mustache, Van Gogh’s cut off ear, a mop that belonged to Stalin’s family, and other items that are actually rubbish. At the entrance, all visitors are offered to drink the “potion of eternal youth” and treat themselves to “very tasty” plastic cake.
Torture Museum (Prague, Czech Republic)The exhibits of this muse are devices and devices for all kinds of torture.
There are museums of torture in several cities of the world at once, but one of the most famous is in the capital of the Czech Republic. There are not only copies of objects and devices for obtaining confessions and chilling executions, but also originals that were used for the intended purpose a few hundred years ago. The exhibits include both devices for fairly simple torture such as burning on a fire, and devices for the most sophisticated punishments - the legendary "Spanish boot", mechanisms for walling in the wall, stretching on the rack or crushing the skull.
Museum of Bad Art (Boston, USA)Here are the worst and untalented paintings found in the garbage and flea markets
The Louvre, the Hermitage and other art galleries in the world offer visitors to admire the works of recognized artists, but the organizers of the museum in Boston have taken a different path - they exhibit the worst and mediocre paintings found in garbage dumps and flea markets. The pearl of the collection is a work of art "Lucy in the sky with flowers", and the whole exhibition has about 600 paintings. Beginners and experienced artists constantly send their works to gallery owners, but only the worst of the worst are honored to be exhibited.
Toilet Museum (Delhi, India)This museum has a huge collection of old and just unusual toilet accessories.
The toilet and everything related to the satisfaction of physiological needs are not the most suitable items for the exhibition, but in the Indian capital there is an original museum dedicated to this topic. Here you can find a huge collection of old and just unusual toilet accessories - urinals, night pots, bidets, flushing cisterns and much more. Among the exhibits there is a copy of the throne-toilet of King Louis XII, a chair of Elizabeth I and a mobile toilet from the Middle Ages, made in the form of a chest with jewels (thieves who stole it would be very surprised).
Museum of Medicine (Brussels, Belgium)It exhibits that reflect the development of medicine, ranging from ancient times to modernity.
The Brussels Museum of Medicine exhibits that reflect the development of science from ancient times to modernity. There are wax figures in the collection, very naturalistic in showing various diseases at different stages and methods of their treatment, various tools of surgeons and cosmetologists. The pearl of the museum is the exposition of human bodies affected by sexually transmitted diseases, which was once shown for the edification of European fairs.
Parasitological Museum (Tokyo, Japan)You should not go to this exhibition after a hearty lunch.
Another exhibition, which should not go after a hearty lunch. In Meguro, one of the districts of Tokyo, there is a museum with the largest collection of parasites in the world. On the first floor there are different types of organisms living in the bodies of people and animals, and on the second floor there are organs infected with vile creatures. Among the exhibits there is a 8.8 meter long worm that lived in the body of a young Japanese man, as well as the genitals of a man with giant genitals - a consequence of an infectious disease called wuchereriasis.
Broken Hearts Museum (Zagreb, Croatia)This museum contains things related to the parting of loving couples.
The exposition of the museum is not connected with physiology, but with the emotional sphere - there are items related to the separation of couples in love. Each exhibit is accompanied by a sign with a short love story, some of which make them smile, while others cause tears. One couple donated a toy to the museum, which during the novel was considered a common talisman during their travels, and a girl from Croatia gave a half-empty bottle of shampoo for intimate hygiene. This is the only thing left of the things of a former lover when he left her apartment.
If you find yourself near one of these museums, do not miss the opportunity to see their original exhibits with your own eyes - they certainly will not let you get bored!